Standard Operating Procedure
A standard operating procedure (SOP) is a document that serves as a foundation for initial training and ensures that an equipment can be operated correctly, by everyone, the first time, and every time. The SOP is written by an experienced staff and instructions are communicated via photographs, annotations and text. A physical copy of the SOP is available by each equipment. An operator can access the digital version by scanning a QR code on the equipment. The digital version is always up-to-date and allows the operator to provide feedback to further improve the instructions.
UHNF Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
In an academic research environment, equipment custodians must manage a broad range of operator experience and varying frequencies of research activity. Operator error typically occurs during the learning phase or after a long period of inactivity. To help operators during these vulnerable moments and protect the equipment from accidental harm, we developed an advanced standard operating procedure technology. Since its implementation in 2018, we have effectively eliminated operator error which reduced reduced maintenance cost and freed up staff time.
Our library of SOP is available in the Core Technology section below.
We have developed a guide for the preparation of a standard operating procedure. Make a copy of the guide to use it as a template for your own SOP.
|ABM Mask Aligner||Lithography||Photolithography|
|Jeol JBX-5500FS||Lithography||Electron Beam Lithography|
|Nanonex NX-2004||Lithography||Nanoimprint Lithography|
|Asylum Research MFP-3D Origin+||Microscopy||Atomic Force Microscopy|
|FEI DB235||Microscopy||Focused Ion Beam|
|FEI XL-30||Microscopy||Scanning Electron Microscopy|
|Tencor Alpha-Step 200||Microscopy||Profilometry|
|Oxford Instrument RIE 180||Etching||Reactive Ion Etching|
|Oxford Instrument RIE 100||Etching||Reactive Ion Etching|
|Oxford Instrument RIE 80||Etching||Reactive Ion Etching|
|KRI KDC75||Etching||Ion Milling|
|Denton Desk II||Deposition||Sputter Coating|
|Brewer Cee 200X||Deposition||Spin Coating|
|Custom Thermionics Ebeam Evaporator||Deposition||Electron Beam Evaporation|
|Accuthermo AW410||Others||Rapid Thermal Processor|
|ShelLab SVAC1||Others||Vacuum Oven|
|Torrey Pines HS60||Others||Programmable Hotplate|